In a move that basically killed off the Comic-Con era of Hollywood, where studios would regularly show up and pander to nerds at panels in the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H as nerd culture slowly rose to the top, Warner Bros. announced that they’re not going to be holding a company-wide showcase like they have had in years past. If you can recall, the company’s had some success there in building hype for their upcoming releases in recent years — Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Godzilla: King of the Monsters being some recent examples — and as such, they were the last major studio to really show up every year with a ton of announcements and footage. Perhaps they’ll have their own convention, like Disney does with their D23 fest every year, or perhaps they’ll opt to just drop shit on the internet during the weekend of the convention.
But, perhaps remembering the rapturous reception that the original received in San Diego (and the reaction that teaser footage from her current project got as well last year) Wonder Woman 1984director Patty Jenkins took to Twitter to express her sadness at missing out on the event. But she also shared something pretty exciting as well: A brand new teaser poster for the film. It’s teeming with color and also shows off Diana’s new look in the sequel, as well, and it’s well worth a look.
Is it just us or are we picking up strong Flash Gordon vibes from this poster? Not like that’s a bad thing, after all: We love that goofy movie as much as any other genre dickhead, and the world could use a few more laughs nowadays. We are, however, bummed out by the news that the Comic-Con news (sure, it must have been hell to cover, but given that it was such a big event for so long, it almost feels like someone’s canceled a federal holiday), and this little look will help us soak up our fat tears.